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Old 11-03-2013, 05:53 AM   #1
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Water test day 16

Nitrate 0
Nitrite 0
Ammonia 0.5
Ph 8
Should I feed the tank with fish food?? As this has been my readings since the cycle
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Old 11-03-2013, 09:32 AM   #2
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Nitrate 0 Nitrite 0 Ammonia 0.5 Ph 8 Should I feed the tank with fish food?? As this has been my readings since the cycle
What size tank ?
What are you using for a ammonia source ?
Instead of feeding I highly recommend raw shrimp from the seafood counter at your grocery store ,
To make clean up easier put the shrimp inside a nylon or stocking .
It's a constant easy source that you don't need to worry about till the cycle is finished .
Depending on the size of your tank you might need more than 1
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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149l tank with 20lbs of live rock. There are lots of critters including a crab,starfish and snail. Also loads of little bugs. I don't have anything for a ammonia source.
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149l tank with 20lbs of live rock. There are lots of critters including a crab,starfish and snail. Also loads of little bugs. I don't have anything for a ammonia source.
149L = 39 us gal
Are you just starting this tank ?
Have you already cycled the tank before adding any live stock or critters ?
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Old 11-03-2013, 11:01 AM   #5
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Depending what your intended stocking wish is ideally you want 1.5 -2 lbs of rock per gallon
If it's possible I would suggest buying dry rocks and cycling everything.
That way you can start stocking when your cycle is finished .
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No this is the first time it's been cycled. Critters were already in live rock
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:56 PM   #7
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No this is the first time it's been cycled. Critters were already in live rock
They will most likely die from the toxic levels they are about to experience.
But in some cases they will be ok .
Start the cycle and you will then be on your way .
There are many links on here to research .
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Sorry I think it's kilos. Lfs gave me the amount I needed. About 18 kilo of live rock. Sure they said 20 was the maximum I was allowed
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Will I see the levels rise soon if I just leave it?
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:13 PM   #10
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